The race is on for 5G. There’s no doubt about it. Everyone wants to manufacture (and hopefully sell), a 5G capable smartphone. It’s not just about phone-makers, it’s also carriers and service providers. It’s a trend. It’s an inevitability. Some manufacturers are playing the waiting game, while some are racing to be the first.
Some manufacturers are only teasing. Others show proof. A Xiaomi phone was pictured running on a 5G network. Shortly after, Vivo committed to delivering an NEX-based 5G capable smartphone by 2019. Now Huawei sub-brand Honor is making 5G promises as well. Company CEO George Zhao said that the first 5G Honor smartphone will arrive sometime next year.